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Embrace Fall during Cedar Fest at Big Cedar Lodge

You’ll find pumpkins, mums, corn stalks and photo ops galore at Big Cedar Lodge’s Cedar Fest.

A crisp breeze has taken over summer heat and the leaves are trading their greens for fiery hues—fall is finally here! We’re ready to embrace every ounce of that autumn magic at Big Cedar Lodge’s Cedar Fest! From September 18 to October 31, get ready for a lineup of fall fun that families and friends can dive into together, making memories that’ll warm your heart for years to come. So, let’s cozy up by the bonfires and jump right into the classic fall traditions we all adore.

Lady Liberty Fall Foliage Cruise
Picture this: You and your loved ones aboard the Lady Liberty Fall Foliage Cruise, gliding through the vibrant Ozark landscapes as autumn paints the Ozark Mountains in beautiful warm tones. Savor a delightful buffet-style meal while cruising Table Rock Lake’s serene waters, making your way to from Missouri to Arkansas. Lady Liberty’s inviting decks can accommodate up to 41 guests, offering an unforgettable experience. Plus, you can even book her for private gatherings and corporate events.

Fall Crafts
Unleash your creative spirit with DIY fall wreaths and stunning autumn centerpieces that capture the essence of the season in a unique way. For additional fall crafty fun join us for a Paint & Pour session, complete with guided painting, two glasses of wine, and snacks, taking your artwork and a Big Cedar apron home. Dive into the world of woodcraft by designing a personalized charcuterie board using wood burning techniques, followed by a charcuterie mastery session featuring an array of meats, cheeses, and veggies. Elevate the experience with a couple of wine glasses for a delightful and imaginative fall afternoon at Big Cedar Lodge’s Cedar Fest!

Fall Chuckwagon Tours
Experience the breathtaking beauty of Big Cedar Lodge on a Fall Chuckwagon Tour. The tram takes you to our private Chuckwagon site right by the lake where you will enjoy a warm bowl of soup or chili and your choice of beer or wine around a cozy campfire. Along the way, Rangers share Big Cedar Lodge’s history and intriguing tales. Sit back, relax, and enjoy an incredible journey through the Ozark Mountains at America’s Premier Wilderness Resort.

Active Festivities
On the hunt for family-friendly Halloween excitement? Look no further than the Monster Dash 5K! Dress up in your spookiest attire and partake in this lively 5K event on October 28 at 9:30 a.m. Prizes await the fastest runners and the most creatively costumed participants.

Later that evening, bring the kiddos out in their fun Halloween costume and jump aboard our Big Cedar Trams for the Trick or Treat Trot. Bring or grab a clue sheet and set out on a walking adventure to 5 different locations around property where we will have candy being handed out to trick or treaters! This family-friendly event is at 6pm and concludes with a bonfire on the Swimmin Hole Lawn and dance party.

Cedar Fest Saturdays

Saturdays are your passport to the heart of Cedar Fest magic! From October 1 to 29, Big Cedar Lodge welcomes the public and overnight guests to explore all the extraordinary fall festivities.

Check out our top picks for attending Cedar Fest on a Saturday:

Fall Tram Rides
Prepare for breathtaking views of the 4,600-acre rustic luxury resort on the Fall Tram Rides. Capture Instagram-worthy snapshots of the landscape’s transformation, creating memories to last a lifetime.

Ozarks Lost Souls Maze
Ready for a spooky adventure? Navigate a 3,700-square-foot maze haunted by ghostly souls from the Ozarks’ past. Encounter live characters in the Haunted Maze or go for a PG experience in the Ozarks Lost Souls Maze.

Pumpkin Decorating
Join the timeless tradition of selecting your pumpkin straight from the patch and decorating it to perfection. Let your creative energy flow as you craft festive pumpkins that fill your heart with cherished memories.

As the beloved Cedar Fest brings autumn to life, Big Cedar Lodge invites you to experience the season’s joys in a whole new light. From pumpkin patches to captivating fall dinner cruises, the offerings are as diverse as the colors of fall. So, make your way to the Ozarks and immerse yourself in authentic, heartwarming festivities. See you there!